Even though some parents have registered in advance, school officials will except walk-ins for Saturday’s Leavenworth USD 453 Family Forward program, a district spokesman said.
The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nettie Hartnett Education Center, 1000 Third Ave.
Jake Potter, director of public relations for the school district, said the program is a way of reinforcing the district’s priority on family engagement.
“It’s a way to kind of make new partnerships and new connections,” he said.
The program will offer breakout sessions for parents on topics such as teens and social networking, child nutrition, how the media affects children and information from leadership class representatives from Leavenworth High School.
There will be a keynote address from Chuck Smith of the Kansas State University Regional Extension Office on “Nurturing Conscience: More Than Teaching Children to Say ‘I’m Sorry.’” Dr. David Barnum of The Guidance Center will give an address on “The Special Language of Children: Emotional Health for Children and Parents.”
Registration along with a continental breakfast will be from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Potter said.
Child care is being provided on a first come, first serve basis for children ages 2 to 12. But parents wanting child care during the program have register in advance.
For more information, call 684-1400.